Even through it still need to be improved, I am very successful in communication comparing to last school year. This is mainly because of 2 reasons:
My English got improved. This is very important since it will makes me have the ability to show my idea more clearly and accurate. Also, at will make the misunderstanding less than before.
Practice from the assessment. To get better at the skills of communication and speaking, we need practice, especially in group project because you need to communicate and collaborate well as a member of the group. I had been practicing with out knowing those skills in the group project
Drama: Commedia dell’arte
Math Casino project
Class discussions in:
Art, Science, And more…
Music project in the future…
In art class, we learned that how to show our point in artworks.
In Science, we did a infographic(信息图表 in Chinese) to show a effect of Acid Rain
In English, we learned that how to communicate with symbols.
Skellig, by David Almond
In Math, we learn to show information by making a poster.
We mainly learnt creative thinking in Drama. We have to think and creative Lazzi and a play.
In Art class, we have to be creative in both Cri.A and Cri.C for brain storming ideas.
In the I&S Country Development unit, I learnt the basic ways to analysis a country, and life of the citizens who live there. We learnt what makes a country good, and some problems that the country is facing.
In PE class, we analysed 2 videos from 4 to show the understanding of principles for both attacking and defending. Both of them have 3 inside.
Transfer is very important in real life since that is the purpose of learning.
I transfer the defensive principles of play, especially compact, in the basketball matches. It works a lot since I am mainly defending the area near the basket, which is the easiest place to score, and this principle made me defence well.
In art class last year, we learnt show to show the emphasis by shape, size and colour. This year, when I was making the slide show for what is the best metal for bike frame, I used colour to show the important information.
Also, I reflect myself in Basketball, which we learnt a lot about in middle school.
Even through I still need improvement on this one, I had been improved than last year of balancing the working time(HW, Piano, Reading…) and free time(games, videos, general having fun). This improvement come from one objective factor and a subjective factor. The objective factor is that we got more HW in class than last year, and the subjective factor is that I think I need to work harder than last year since from next year, we will become very busy since we will be in high school.
Also, we have to organise our time well in class, too. This mainly happens in art, as we were making clay works, we have to organise our time wisely since there are a lot of work to be done in a short time.
Affective Skill is all about controlling my own emotion. I think I need to work on that a lot since I am emotional, which makes me hurt other people around me.
I am always reflect myself a lot, both in positive way and negative way. Also, I always reflect myself out side school. For example, I always reflect myself in basketball this season.
I had been improved on researching than last year since I kind of find out the pattern of researching with Google, which make me get the information I need faster. I did this by reading the description relate to my key works on Google.
In this year, we learnt a lot of information from the media other than text.
We watched videos in class for learning in Drama, Science, I&S, English, PE and more. Also, in French, we use song to learn French, too.
Overall goal(smart goal)
1. Manage my time for sleeping more wisely.(go to bed earlier fall a sleep)
2. Make more friends.
3. Think more positively and adjust myself when things went wrong.
Expanding My Comfort Zone G8 Expedition(reflection)
For the expedition this year, I expanded my comfort zone a lot, which is also the aim of this year. A lot of things are actually really challenging for me since I am afraid of height. However, for the first day, I challenged myself by going every activities. For the first day, we got canyoning in the morning and rafting in the afternoon. Canyoning is actually more challenging in general. However, since jumping from high places takes away a lot of energy, and I did not have a lot of it in the afternoon, I actually did fine in canyoning, since we still have two jumping in rafting. Even through I jumped both in rafting, I procrastinate a lot.
However, after the jump, I feel happy and confident, and I don’t think it is hard as I thought it will be.
I think in real life, challenging ourself are very important because this will make you more confident, which is important in real life because it will make you always stay positive and inspire others. This is an element for leadership.
Also, after you did a thing that you are not comfortable with, you feel good. In the other hand, if you didn’t do it, you will be afraid if it more and more.
Lastly, it will be a good practice of controlling your fear.
Designing our project was awesome, fun, difficult to be creative and challenging!
Reasons I liked working with my group is because we collaborate with each other well and came up a lot of crazy ideas which was fun.
ATL skills that I used well were communication skills, collaboration skIlls, media literacy skills, and reflection skills.
Great moments along the way were: 1st, brainstorming ideas that we were going to do for the project. 2nd, after the poster were done. 3rd, making the 3D model for the mini turf. 4th, at the presentation time!!!
One thing I learned from another groupthink more creative, like more crazy and random, but good idea.
Next time, I will think more at the first place, maybe expand more on the ideas the others had or put together two ideas to make something new.
Something awesome that I contributed are: 1st, the nets for the 3D model. 2nd, the 2nd poster I made for the project. 3rd, brainstorming for the money sources.
As you know, living in space is very hard because getting things for living like water, food and oxygen, are hard. People always just get it from earth because of two reasons. The first reason is that you can not find water in Mars. All the planet in the Solar System do not have water there, so people just bring it. Water is so important to life, but space ships do not have that much space for take that much water, so they always recycle the water since it’s so hard to take water to the space stations and also very expensive. The recycling works a lot and the times water bring to the stations got a lot less than before. This is the first way and the only way for getting water to space.
The water bags from earth
However, I come out an idea by myself of take some kind of plants which can filter the water. After taking in to outer space, the water from the comet which get near the planet can be used and even drinkable by using that plant to filter. It will be very useful if the planet are very far away from earth and it’s really hard to use the technology at that time to travel a lot of time between earth and that planet, like the moon, Mars or even Jupiter with the technology now. It will be a good way because the time for the ship to come from earth is takes so long. It will also be very useful when if there need water urgently and can not wait for the water to came from earth.
According to an article from the Oxford Journal (an new paper), the algae’s turf can clean the water near it by scrubbing it. The article said it will be a good way to stop the water pollution. Also, it said, when it’s cleaning the water with the solar energy which produced a biofuel. They said farm wastes, streams, large aquaculture systems, and even the tertiary sewage; rates as large as 40 million to 80 million L per day (They did not said how much algae they used for cleaning water, but I think the information it showed are real because some other article said the same thing.)
So that means if there are a sun or a planet like sun and also some water, the algae can grow larger by photosynthesis which is like get the energy from the sunlight and water, and make glucose. The glucose can make the plant grow bigger. Also, it will get bigger than the plants on earth because the radiation in the space. The bigger it get, more water will be cleaned. Also, it can give the people in the outer space oxygen and it’s really important since there are no oxygen in outer space.
In conclusion, I think it depends on where and how long is the space ship go. If it’s going to a place which is very close to earth, it’s better to get the O and water by transporting it from earth because it’s really hard to get one comet for the water. But if it is a real far away from the earth, using comet will be a good idea because by the time the spaceship can get that far, the technology will be a lot better than now and it is possible to find and catch a comet. Also, it will solve the problem of the oxygen.
“Water on the Space Station.” Web log post. – NASA Science. N.p., 6 Apr. 2011. Web. 14 June 2016. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2000/ast02nov_1/
Adey, Walter H., Patrick C. Kangas, and Walter Mulbry. “Algal Turf Scrubbing: Cleaning Surface Waters with Solar Energy While Producing a Biofuel.”Oxford Journals. N.p., 2011. Web. http://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/61/6/434.full
Do you know Child Labor? It means children works in factories. It was started from the Industrial Revolution. The owner of the factories use them because they are much cheaper than the adults and easier to replace. They worked really hard but get so little. They get poor food and very little money. You must be thinking why they want to go to those factories. Well, there are two mean reasons: First, the owner of the factories lie to them. They said those children will get a better life, like have three meals a day and the food will be good. Second, to help their family earn money.
So, basically, this is the 7th chords in the blues. It means: First, you play 4 sounds each time. Second, you make the 7th note (The 4th sounds in the chord) flat.
THIS IS A PERFECT SHARP, excuse me, FLAT NOTE.
How to recognise it? Well, it always have a 7 behind the major note like C7. You find it both in the pictures both form the top and bottom of this line.
Down below in the bass line and the chords.
Here is the video I played. Check it out.
I think I did a good job. This bass line is kind of easy and I got it with a few practices. I played all the things correct, but the only thing is that for next time, maybe I can play it more consistently so it do not sounds like pieces and pieces but a melody.